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Pardes and Yeshivat Maharat Joint Programs

The Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP)Program Description

The Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) – training outstanding Jewish studies teachers for day schools since 2000 – is a vibrant and innovative two-year program in Jerusalem that combines intensive text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies with a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College.

Yeshivat Maharat educates, ordains, and invests in passionate and committed Orthodox women who inspire, support and lead dynamic Jewish individuals and communities.

The Pardes-Yeshivat Maharat Joint Program trains outstanding clergy who are invested in day school teaching and leadership.

Within this collaborative arrangement, the two years at Pardes count towards one year of rabbinical studies at Yeshivat Maharat, making the joint program a five-year rabbinical studies and Masters program instead of a six-year endeavor.

The Pardes Day School Educators Program includes core components of the Pardes Year Program, plus: holistic education courses preparing teachers for the 21st-century Jewish studies classroom; customized Hebrew language ulpan with Ulpan Or; student teaching at Jewish day schools for one month each year in North America; seminars on Jewish history, spirituality, conflict resolution, Jewish thought and Israel education; one-on-one mentoring with expert teaching coaches; career coaching, job placement assistance and alumni support.

The Yeshivat Maharat rabbinical program includes advanced study of Halakha, Talmud, Pastoral Counseling, Leadership and a range of advanced professional training classes and experiences, preparing students to enter Jewish communal leadership as clergy of synagogues, schools, campuses, camps, communal institutions and health care facilities.
Graduates of PEP+Yeshivat Maharat earn a Master of Jewish Education and a Certificate in Jewish Day School Education from Hebrew College, a Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and Semikha from Yeshivat Maharat.
Prerequisites: BA with above-average GPA, advanced experience with Jewish text study and Hebrew language, some experience in teaching or experiential education.

The Pardes Experiential Educators Program (Peep)
Program Description

The Pardes Experiential Educators Program – One-Year Certificate in Jewish Studies is a one-year program designed to enrich the careers of experiential Jewish educators through classical Jewish text study, increased Jewish literacy, professional seminars and active participation in the dynamic and diverse community of Pardes.
Yeshivat Maharat educates, ordains, and invests in passionate and committed Orthodox women who inspire, support and lead dynamic Jewish individuals and communities.
Together, Pardes and Yeshivat Maharat train outstanding rabbinic leaders for whom Jewish education is their calling.

The Pardes Experiential Educators Program – One-Year Certificate in Jewish Studies includes core components of the Pardes Year Program, plus: experiential education seminar; summer Hebrew language ulpan through Ulpan Or prior to the academic year; educators’ seminars on Jewish history, spirituality, conflict resolution, Jewish thought and Israel Education; mentoring; career coaching, job placement assistance and alumni support. Participants will also engage in an independent project.
The Yeshivat Maharat rabbinical program includes advanced study of Halakha, Talmud, Pastoral Counseling, Leadership and a range of advanced professional training classes and experiences, preparing students to enter Jewish communal leadership as clergy of synagogues, schools, campuses, camps, communal institutions and health care facilities.

Graduates of this joint program earn a Certificate in Jewish Studies from Pardes and Semikha from Yeshivat Maharat. Participants may also earn a Master of Arts in Jewish Education through the Davidson School of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

 

For more information please contact:

Aviva Golbert
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Cell: + 972-52-772-1838
Office: + 972-2-673-5210 x240
E-mail: avivag@pardes.org.il

Laura Shaw Frank
Director of Recruitment, Yeshivat Maharat
Office:  718-796-0590
Email:  laurashawfrank@yeshivatmaharat.org